[Morningside]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-10]
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More than a hundred disabled and elderly residents are without air conditioning in what could be record breaking heat today.
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Tina Tenret is at Morningside Manor in Roanoke with an update.
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[QUESTION????]
Tina, what can the residents do to cool off ?

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


New Mexico's governor says he expects firefighters to contain the wildfire in Los Alamos today.
Meanwhile, the man who ordered the "controlled burn" has been placed on paid leave from his job.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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(LOCATOR: LOS ALAMOS, NM)



There is as much optimism in the air as there is smoke over New Mexico today. Despite four separate fires burning throughout the state, for the first time, the weather is beginning to cooperate.

Winds that HAD been gusting to near hurricane strength - are dying down. Temperatures are cooling off - humidity is on the rise, and firefighters are getting a break.

NAT/SOT FAMILY RETURNING


NARR:
For some - there is relief. This couple returned to find their home in tact.

NAT/SOT MORE CHEERING


NARR:
Others weren't so lucky. The fire has burned though 280 homes, and evacuations remain in effect for some 25-thousand people.
It even burned through portions of the Los Alamos Nuclear Lab - damaging some buildings, but leaving the potentially deadly stores of plutonium unaffected.

NAT/SOT CHOPPER TALK


NARR:
But the blaze is still growing.

An additional 10-thousand acres burned overnight - bringing the total to 28-thousand since this fire was intentionally set last week to clear dry underbrush.

The man in charge of that so-called controlled burn has been placed on administrative leave pending an independent investigation into why weather service warnings were not heeded.

But some say its hard to place any blame - mother nature has a mind of her own.

SOT/FAMILY ROM EARLY SHOW


COWAN ON CAM:))


[Grand-Canyon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another "prescribed burn" is out of control.
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This one is raging along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon-- but it's not threatening the South Rim TOURIST area.

50- mile- an- hour winds are fanning the flames.
Nearly seven- thousand acres of trees have burned so far.
The original plan called for about 15- hundred acres to burn within the park.
The fire is NOT threatening any buildings at this point.
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[Plant-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Part of Stevens and Sons lumbar company in Ringold was damaged by fire this morning.
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Approximatley 30 firefighters from 6 different departments responded. The fire was fully involved when they arrived.
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It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control. The cause is not known at this time.
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[Henry-industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:24:34]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Southside's economy is getting a boost.
The National Catalog Corporation will start the process of hiring close to 900 people today.
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The company says it needs more space and workers.
The company is expanding its distribution center in Henry County and call center in Martinsville.
Development officials say it couldn't have come at a better time.
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((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEV. COUNCIL: WE HAVE A LOT OF DISPLACED WORKERS THAT ARE GOING TO RUN OUT OF BENEFITS. THESE JOBS WILL BE CREATED IMMEDIATELY..GREAT NEWS.))
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((BOB RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. G.M.: IT'S A WONDERFUL FEELING TO BENEFIT A COMMUNITY ...DURING THESE TIME THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
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The 875 jobs will be filled in the next six months.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC35:44]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Next weekend striking Rubatex workers will march down the streets of downtown Bedford. The strike began eight months ago and there has been no movement in negotiations between the two sides since.
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The Local 240 union has been granted a parade permit for Saturday, May 20th in downtown Bedford.
Officials say the parade and rally are designed to show the community the union is still standing strong in its ongoing dispute with Rubatex.
Labor leaders from across the country are being invited to speak.
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[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game Record]


Michigan's newest multi- millionaire came forward this morning to claim his half of the 363- million- dollar Big Game jackpot.
He's the holder of one of the two winning tickets from Tuesday's night's drawing.
The other winner from suburban Chicago has yet to appear.
Drew Levinson has the story.
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((sot LARRY ROSS, BIG GAM He's Larry Ross of Shelby township,

Michigan--and after days of seclusion--he was finally introduced as one of the two winners in Tuesday night's 363-million dollar Big Game Lottery --it's the largest jackpot in U-S history.

((sot LARRY ROSS, BIG GAME WINNER))


NARR;Ross first contacted state lottery officials on Wednesday. They described him as being remarkably calm for someone who just won all that loot.

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NARR;The winning ticket was bought here at this party shop just outside Detroit. The store owner gets 2-thousand dollars for his troubles. Meanwhile, the rest of us who got caught up in the Big Game frenzy -- will now have to live vicariously through this man.
But the question remains ... what will Ross do with his newfound millions?

((sot LARRY ROSS,))


((standup)) Larry Ross promises he wont squander the money....promises his family will make everyone's dreams come true. Drew Levinson ...Michigan. ))

[Midwest-WX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


Residents in parts of Iowa and Kansas are cleaning up after tornadoes swept through last night.
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At least 10 people were injured in northeastern Iowa.
Buildings were ripped apart, and power lines knocked to the ground.
This barn was just one of many casualties from the storm.
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((MIKE GIORDANO/FARMER: WE WENT OUT TO HAVE DINNER AND WE CAME HOME AND THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND. LUCKILY THE HOUSE IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. ))
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Another twister hit Kansas, ripping apart an elementary school and knocking out electricity in the area.
There are reports that a church was also destroyed.
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[Dehart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC2:03:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Radford School board has suspended a teacher without pay after he pleaded no contest to stealing prescription drugs from a school.
The board will re-consider hiring James Anthony DeHart (DEE-hart) next year.
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The 43-year-old DeHart (DEE-hart) taught gym at Dalton Intermediate School.
He was caught on videotape taking prescription drugs used to treat learning disorders- the drugs were taken from a cabinet inside the school.
His attorney said DeHart took the drugs to keep his energy up for long work days.
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((JIMMY TURK/DEHART'S ATTORNEY: TONY CAN TURN THIS INTO A VERY POSITIVE THING. CERTAINLY THE STUDENTS WILL SEE AND KNOW WHAT TONY'S DONE AND KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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DeHart will have to undergo one year supervised probation and drug screening and counseling.
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He's also banned from school property, except for events involving his own children.

[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has filed a complaint with the I-R-S against the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Falwell sent out fund-raising letters in which he complains he has been "vilified" by Al Gore.
Churches can engage in general political activity, but may have their tax-exempt status revoked if their efforts are partisan.


[Lake-Plans]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-15]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]

A new YMCA is set to open at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Smith Mountain Lake Y-M-C-A will open June first under the Lewis Gale clinic at Westlake Corner. If enough people join, the Y may build a larger facility. Lake volunteers also want a retirement home and community center, so they're trying to lease this land in Burnt Chimney. The community college system owns it now.
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((ULTIMATELY I ENVISION ... BY THE ARTS COUNCIL.))
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Also at the lake, Virginia Western Community College plans to offer courses from computer technology to art appreciation starting this fall.
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[Whale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC20:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rare blue whale was spotted in the middle of Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Students got a look at the world's largest living mammal yesterday in Radford High School's gym.
10th grade biology students set up the almost full-size plastic whale.
It's 70 feet long and 15 feet high... and kept inflated by fans.
First-graders from all over Radford had a whale of a time journeying into the belly of the beast.
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((KELLY DAVIS/McHARG FIRST GRADER: I REALLY LIKED THE WHALE REALLY MUCH AND I HOPE THAT I COULD SEE A REAL ONE. ))
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((FRANK TAYLOR/BIOLOGY TEACHER: I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT REALLY GOT THE KIDS INVOLVED IN SCIENCE, GET THEM OUT OF THE TEXTBOOKS AND DO SOMETHING THEY CAN REALLY SEE AND BECOME INVOLVED IN.))
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The whale was designed by biology students at the school five years ago.
In future years, teachers say it may be joined by a full-size dinosaur.
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Patrick will back with Growin It after this.
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[GROWIN-IT]


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